March 23

Matthew 11:28-29

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

The picture of a yoke seems contradictory to rest doesn’t it? Any load pulled with a yoke, though, is a shared burden. God’s asking us to yoke ourselves to Him as He helps shoulder our burdens as well as teaches us about His gentleness and humility. Also, what we yoke ourselves to has the power of influence over us; we are a captive audience to it.

If our prodigal has yoked themselves to the world, they will not experience the peace and rest that being yoked to a gentle and humble Savior can provide.

Matthew 11:28-29

Come to me, ______, you are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, ______, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your soul. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

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